Sunday, April 21, 2019

Being Aware of Being Aware










Jenny Beal:  Last Chapter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niPBzHnRNkk&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3IFMfVF9Pf3B39jBjvJcK2XBKaj6QbxgZ7oD7CzeOX17Ko3saMWR9Rzas

Being Aware of Being Aware

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Everybody is aware, all seven billion of us. We are aware of thoughts, feelings, sensations, and perceptions. All people share the experience of being aware, but relatively few people are aware that they are aware. Most people’s lives consist of a flow of thoughts, images, ideas, feelings, sensations, sights, sounds, and so on. Very few people ask, “What is it that knows this flow of thoughts, feelings, and perceptions? With what am I aware of my experience?”

The knowing of our being—or rather, awareness’s knowing of its own being in us—is our primary experience, our most fundamental and intimate experience. It is in this experience that all the peace, happiness, and love we have ever longed for reside. The happiness we have sought for so long outside of ourselves, in situations, objects, and relationships, turns out to be always present, always available, in the simple knowing of our own being as it is.

The knowing of our own being shines in each one of us as the experience “I am” or “I am aware,” or simply as the thought “I.” Because this simplest, most obvious, most familiar, and intimate experience is to the mind not a thing, or nothing, it is overlooked or forgotten by the vast majority of humanity. The overlooking of our own being is the root cause of all unhappiness and, therefore, the root cause of our search for happiness. What is the nature of this experience of being aware? The contemplations in this collection will lead readers toward their own experiential understanding of that which we all call “I.”

Being Aware of Being Aware is the first and introductory volume in the Essence of Meditation series of collected meditations on the fundamentals of non-duality. Each volume will include six essays, compiled from contemplations led by Rupert Spira at retreats.
 








Easter Monday



Easter Monday

yesterday
reminded of our
often feared
consideration of
life and death..

this year
may be the time
to more fully
Recognize
the seed of the 
creation:
 inseparable
life/death..

let us cede
that there is what
 seems temporary 
and permanent..
yesterday's reminder:
our permanent Self
cloaks itself and
reveals creation:
confined in time
living with death..

this temporary cloak
clouds and obscures
yet avails us of
a joyful new
Recognition...


Saturday, April 20, 2019

Sunrise


Sunrise

today
 and each early day
heralds recognition
of faulty beliefs
of imagined breakage..
 dawn breaks
erasing misconception
of the emptiness
of what dies
and what does not..
Indeed...!


Friday, April 19, 2019

waiting for words



waiting for words

words
 break your silence
 veil your peace
and suggest separation..

but if the words
emerge from what 
You are
wholeness will shine
curbing the sharpness
easing the pain..

no rush
welcome your waiting...!

Thursday, April 18, 2019

A mask



A mask

simply this:
objects are objects
on their own
which we encounter
and give a name..

this separation gains
concurrence of others..
and the world
we agree
is our common..

such a world
masking Reality
holds happiness
hostage as we live
inside our desperate 
search...



Q. What's the difference between a rapist, a therapist, a terrorist and an evangelist?
A. To the separate self, there are huge differences but the Truth is there are none.
Each is apparently acting out of a cluster of thoughts and feelings that the finite mind believes to be True.
Each is apparently identifying with an illusory self-image. a mask to hide behind so as not to appear as their True Nature.
Awareness has no self-image, no mask, no identity to be limited by or hide behind.
Awareness is Peace, Love, and Happiness.
To identify with a mask no matter how benign or acceptable is to forget Our True Indivisible Nature and suffer the pain of separation as a result.
Awareness Lacks for nothing and is the Source of everything.
The finite mind can reinvent itself till the cows come home It can identify itself as a one type, a five type or a ten type, level of awakening. but it is only when it gives up the ghost and realizes that all of these identities are a load of baloney that it can finally dissolve to discover and Be the Self
~~Pat Nolan

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

going to the Source

going to the Source

behind 
all the appearances
all of our thoughts
we find the clarity
and Recognition of
ourselves..

pausing
as the Source 
 we experience real 
freedom and peace..
then proceeding to 
the world we know
the colors of creation..

being 
careful now to
not veil again 
that earlier 
most profound
Recognition...

Dreaming...



Charlie P....

Good paper and videos!  Some will be surprised to hear Sam Harris, a noted atheist, 
speaking of the primacy of Consciousness.  Also, the use of the dream as a metaphor
in the second video, seems most valuable.  

more later!










From my friend, Charlie P...

Friends - This is an interesting posit where our dreams are compared to our "real life".  The question here is that when you kick a rock is that really, really real?? (or a hyperdream?) Worth a read.
CP

Charlie's email included the following:

Metaphysical Speculations, Bernardo Kastrup
 https://www.bernardokastrup.com/2019/04/reality-is-hyperdream.html

Sam Harris Explains Why God Exists

Life is a Dream